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LA Herald Examiner’s Almost-20th Reunion Party

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With L.A. media seemingly on its death bed, why not revisit an old ghost?

The Journalist from around the globe are expected to attend a party Thursday night recalling the venerable L.A. Herald Examiner, which shuttered not-quite 20 years ago.

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Personal Essay Writing: Master Class

Personal Essay Writing: Master ClassStarting October 21, work with the senior editor at Marie Claire magazine to polish and publish your essay! Whitney Joiner will help you to develop your voice, narrative, and identity, draft your pitch, and decide where to market your essay. Register now!

Media Events: 8.16.07

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THURSDAY 08.16.07
WHAT: Embryo Culture: Making Babies in the Twenty-First Century
WHO: Beth Kohl
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Dutton’s Brentwood Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd
WHY: Everything you want to know about making babies without the wet spot.

FRIDAY 08.17.07
WHAT: Sandworms of Dune
WHO: <Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Vroman’s
WHY: Missing Comic-Con already?

SATURDAY 08.18.07
WHAT: Iconic LA signing
WHO: Gloria Koenig in discussion with Sam Hall Kaplan
WHEN: 2 pm
WHERE: LACMA
WHY: Learn the stories behind the structures.

SUNDAY 08.19.07
WHAT: Sunset Junction
WHO: Sunset Juctioneers
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 11pm
WHERE: Sunset Junction
WHY: Sunset Junction (and don’t forget: No Outside Alcohol or Drinks or Food, No Drugs, No Weapons)

BookExpo America Preview: Christopher Hitchens, MySpace and Book Bloggers Who Like To Party

book_expo_053107.jpgBookExpo America 2007, the nation’s largest publishing convention, kicks off at the Javits Center today. One of this year’s major convention sponsors will be, of all things, MySpace. The social networking ubernetwork, which recently launched MySpace Books, will be hosting a panel on networking and surviving as a supporting sponsor. BookExpo America already has an officially-sanctioned MySpace group with over 300 members. However, MySpace will not be the only social networking site with a presence at BEA. The quasi-Amazon affiliated Last.FM-inspired site Shelfari will be making its industry premiere at the convention as well.

Scheduled speakers on BEA panels include Joyce Carol Oates, Valerie Plame, Francine Prose and — oh, GodChristopher Hitchens.

Speaking of which, mediabistro.com is throwing a BookExpo publishing party — hosted by GalleyCat bloggers Ron Hogan and Sarah Weinman and white-hot author Dana Vachon — tonight:

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Media Events: 02.09.07

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If Music be the food of love, play on.

SATURDAY 02.10.07
WHAT: How I Wrote that Song panel
WHO: Cee-lo, Butch Walker, Ann Powers
WHEN: 2:00PM
WHERE: Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd.
WHY: Get an inside look at the songwriting process, featuring performances of hit songs by each panelist and a Q&A session on the business of songwriting and music. $10

SUNDAY 02.04.07
WHAT: Grammy Awards
WHO: The Police, Don Henley, The Dixie Chicks, etc.
WHEN: 5 p.m. PST
WHERE: The Staples Center or if you’re like the rest of us, CBS.
WHY: The forecast is for rain, so why not? See how well you know popular music.

MONDAY 02.12.07
WHAT: Book Signing
WHO: Chris Abani signs The Virgin of Flames
WHEN: Monday, 7 pm
WHERE: Vroman’s in Pasadena
WHY: Abani writes about a side of LA most people never see.

TUESDAY, 02.13.07
WHAT: Love to Love the Bubbles champagne tasting
WHO: Delamotte, Bouvet, Tattinger, Charles Heidesieck,
WHEN: 7:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: Air Conditioned Lounge
2819 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
WHY: Who needs a reason for champagne? Tickets: $25

WED. 02.14.07
WHAT Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe
WHO: Kathleen Turner,Bill Irwin
WHEN: 7:30 pm, runs through March 18
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre
WHY: What’s more romantic than watching a married couple tear each other to ribbons in a classic American drama?